BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The election of a Kentucky native as the first-ever Mother President of an international monastic congregation of nuns is historic, to say the least.
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Rite of Election calls catechumens, candidates, to follow God
BY WKC STAFF In the Diocese of Owensboro, this year there are 91 catechumens (awaiting the Sacrament of Baptism at the Easter Vigil) and 135 candidates (awaiting the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Holy Communion).
‘All for the greater glory of God’ – Deceased teacher memorialized with unique crucifix
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Eddie Miller remembers the conversation. It was the same day as one of the last school Masses that his friend Tony Kraus attended before lung cancer took his life in November 2017.
Memory of Fr. Paul Volk honored with March 19 concert
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The motherhouse chapel of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph was filled to capacity
A Word From Bishop Medley: Thank your priests and pray for vocations
Stephen Van Lal Than will be ordained a transitional deacon at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Holy Spirit Parish in Bowling Green.
‘It’s just good to be Catholic’ – U.S. pilgrimage of St. John Vianney’s incorrupt heart makes a stop in Paducah
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The interior of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Paducah was filled to capacity the morning of March 13, 2019, and for good reason: this was the day that the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney was arriving to be venerated by the local community.
Sons’ Catholic education inspired dad to join Church
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC For many years, Charlie Dawson attended Mass at Blessed Mother Parish in Owensboro with his wife and children, though he was not Catholic himself.